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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Floor-to-ceiling shelves - 3280 x 2170

Posted 1 week ago

Wanting quote on building and installing a set of custom shelves for our lounge - 3280 long by 2170 high, around 350 deep, with space for TV.

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Small Reno

Posted 1 month ago

Have a small reno that I need a carpenter and boy for. Aprox 24m2 bed room and en suite with brick cladding and concrete tile roof. Carpentry would be Piles, Joists, Floor. Pre nail frames and trusses. Wrap and tape. Facisa and soffit. Gib and Internal Trim

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Fobbie1

Posted 1 week ago

Need to have a wraparound pergola built over concrete terrace and partition wall built in barn.

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Handrail

Posted 2 weeks ago

Need a handrail/barrier constructed atop an existing retaining wall. Have a consent in hand

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Trim weather boards, Patch hole in soffit.

Posted 1 month ago

Have a few small maintenance jobs that require a skilled handyman or carpenter with an eye for detail. Will have ongoing similar work coming up

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Replace external plastic corrugated iron

Posted 1 month ago

Under the conservatory is plastic corrugated iron. It is cracked and needs replacing to make this area watertight. it is approx 8m x 1.6m high and approx 1.6mx1.6m In behind this wall is a sauna in the basement.

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Wooden floorboards

Posted 3 weeks ago

Needing a quote to repair floor boards

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Replace wooden Bath surround

Posted 2 weeks ago

Old wooden bath surround is showing signs of rot and need it replaced with a wood composite or something more durable and has a good fit to reseal it all. Lengths : 755mm + 1700mm + 745mm +/- 20mm Present wooden bit is 20mm deep, 140mm high with a bevel on the top edge. This fits under the formica wall covering to keep water off the walls. Need a solution that doesn't take the Bath / shower out of service for too long.

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Skirting board and architrade fitting

Posted 1 month ago

Have replaced plaster boards. Need woodwork done and a quote to do a loft ladder.

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Privacy screen framing on deck

Posted 4 days ago

We have three privacy screens from Bunnings and need a timber frame built to fit the screens and secure to our existing deck.

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Wooden railing

Posted 3 weeks ago

Wooden railing for front door steps to council spec fro spacing of rails. Would like on both sides. Treated timber. Within next 2-months.

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Build my deck

Posted 1 month ago

We require a deck outside our dining room. Its not a huge area, however the area is concreted.

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New 25m2 deck required, close to ground on flattish (gently slopes) site.

Posted 23 hours ago

Deck and steps to french doors needed. Existing pergola will be removed by owner before construction starts. Bearers close to ground, easy access to site. 40mm premium grade decking timber wanted. Preferably to be done in the next couple of weeks.

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Building a pergola over deck

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to havea pergola built to cover my deck. Size required is 10m x 4m. Pls contact urgently. ...

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New Deck

Posted 1 day ago

Quote to build a deck approx 65 sqmtr

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Replace door handle

Posted 1 month ago

We have door handle but want to replace with the locks ones, 4 handles needs to be changed.

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Removal and repaint

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there! We have a couple of jobs at our place in Belmont domain and just wondering if it's something you can do. Here are the details: -Remove an old shelving unit which is attached to the wall - removal of fireplace unit - paint job of the living room after the work Thank you Haasa

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Shower fix

Posted 1 week ago

There are signs for a moisture damage under a shower box and just beside the shower door. Floors are currently being uplifted for new flooring. Needs new ply installed i think and investigating if there is a leek possibly some plumbing required. Good access under the house. The photo i have taken is outside the shower door.

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Two Decks

Posted 1 month ago

We have recently build two houses and would like to build decks to create outdoor living. The area is reasonably small, we are looking at a durable material to make the deck as these houses will be rentals in the future.

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 144,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Privacy screen framing on deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck and possible French door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib a ceiling and plaster finish and paint. rotten boards on verandah


5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Replace small section of barge board

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace decking planks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal sliding door clashing with skirting and needs repair (or replacement) 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and fence fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door trimming & Curtain rod installaton


8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Step Rebuild/Replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden pergola (5x5m)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Continue deck alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Replacing old deck with new larger deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wooden railing

Work carried out by an employee of the company

12th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Wall-hung bookshelf for study

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Simple Pergola #2


13th September 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 3
Communication
 4

Windowsill and a few other bits and pieces

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Architrave, skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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MS Construction

Joined May 2019

MS Construction have been operating for 15 years and carry out a full range of building and construction services. We also offer full glazing services including double glazing

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Green Innovations NZ

Joined July 2019

Here at Green Innovations, our goal is to provide top quality thermally efficient products to create warm and healthy Kiwi homes. We use our years of industry experience to work alongside our clients to advise different options and their advantages. Using high quality European and Canadian tried and tested products that are eco-friendly, low maintenance and low allergen, we strive to bring New...

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DBP construction

Joined March 2018

Have been working as a carpenter for 15 years delivering high quality products and fulfilling contracts. Experienced in a wide range of commercial and residential construction practises.

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Skinner n Skinner building company

Joined September 2010

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating old ones for the last 15 years. We've been in wellington for the last 15 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of wellington. While we specialize in major renovations and new builds we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We prid...

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BuiltWise

Joined March 2016

Hi, I am a qualified builder and have been building 10+ years. My experience includes new builds,renovations and additions, leaky home repairs, pre - purchase inspections,retaining walls and fences,painting, hard landscaping and decks. Consultation, Design, Project Management. Testimonials available on request. Thanks Simon

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Think Big Limited

Joined April 2016

Thank you for taking time to shortlist us. Think big really looks at the big picture when assessing a job. There is sometimes more than what meets the eye. We are involved in new builds, renovations, landscaping and we have partnered with team of trusted sub contractors to deliver projects start to finish. Our core values are Honesty, Trust and Fun. We have a good team spirit and focus on cust...

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Robert Logan Landscaping

Joined May 2018

Hi, We have been Landscaping in the greater Wellington area for 25yrs.We specialise in Solid Landscaping eg, concrete driveways,fencing ,retaining walls, decks ,excavations, etc.We are a small hardworking team with high standards.

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GO Construction

Joined August 2019

Hi, I am a mature, highly reliable builder's apprentice who recently switched careers in my search for a more stable lifestyle. I am detail oriented and focused on giving the client a positive, easy going experience. I am best suited for smaller handy man type projects at this point. Availability: weekends only (Saturday / Sunday)

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MBS Mortensen Building Services Ltd

Joined June 2017

We specialise in custom design new homes and carry out everything from earthworks, concrete, engineered precast solid construction, spray concrete, timber works, glazing, roofing, interior & exterior linings, decorating, retaining walls, landscaping, house alterations, additions, kitchen & bathroom fitouts right down to day to day maintenance. Additionally we local suppliers & installers of Bounda...

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Oncore

Joined August 2019

We provide full property maintenance and repair solutions from small jobs such as fixing a broken window latch or waterblasting your deck, to kitchen and bathroom installations, fencing and decks and building work. We pride ourselves on our professional and prompt service and delivering solutions that meet your needs.

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DTS building

Joined July 2019

Hi we've been building for 10 plus years so we have alot of experience in building, while I specialize in Windows repairing and installing I also do smaller jobs like hanging doors from time to time (plasterboard installing, fence, cladding , Demolition. Etc) Maintenance work myself and another tradesman work together (when needed) work in a professional manner and hard to meet deadlines fo...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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2PiR Construction

Joined June 2019

I’m 28 years of extensive experienced in Construction specialized in Carpentry works, Structural and Architectural Design, from Set out to Fit out, Foundation to Roof, Exterior Cladding, Interior Cladding, Staircase concrete, Staircase timber( fabricating), Ceilings, Install of doors, door jamb and window and all relating to carpentry works. I’ve learned different techniques to make the job right....

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Gareth Burnell

Joined June 2016

Hi i'm Gareth. A recently qualified carpenter with skills across many trades. My main line of work has been high quality renovations. I aim to get all jobs done with time and quality as my priority

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Lloyd Casey

Joined November 2015

30+ years, servicing the greater Wellington area, specialising in painting, plastering and building maintenance. We pride ourselves in friendly, good quality workmanship and prompt service.

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White Cloud Landscaping

Joined November 2017

I have over 20 years experience in landscaping all sizes of properties. We specialise in timber work on decks, fences, retaining walls but are well versed in all aspects of making your property reach it's full potential. I look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can bring your vision to life.

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Lister Furniture & Cabinetry Ltd

Joined September 2017

We specialise in the manufacture and restoration of furniture and cabinetry, modification to existing joinery and units with the focus on doing a job once and doing it properly. We also tackle maintenance issues, repairs to property and buildings with the same attention to detail. With over 25 years in the trade industry, we stand by our work and believe in doing a quality job every time.

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Building renovator

Joined March 2017

Hi, I have been building for 20 years, I am a licensed builder, and licensed plumber, and a certified water proofer. I have completed some large renovations but also do the smaller jobs as well. I like to do reno work as it is more satisfying. and pleasing the customer is my ultimate aim I can always guarantee satisfaction.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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